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Cupertino Chamber Announces Endorsements for City Council

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: September 18, 2020 Cupertino Chamber of Commerce Announces City Council Candidate Endorsements CUPERTINO, CA – At a special meeting Thursday afternoon, the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce made endorsements for the Cupertino city council election this November 3. “The Covid-19 pandemic and its economic fallout have fundamentally challenged the wellbeing of our community,” said Chamber President-Elect Sean Panchal. “Successfully healing our community will come from [...]

By |September 18th, 2020|Categories: News|

2020 Cupertino STAR Awards Recipients Announced

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: September 3, 2020 2020 Cupertino STAR Award Recipients Announced CUPERTINO, CA – Each year, the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce recognizes the outstanding people, organizations, and businesses in our community. 2020 has been an extraordinary year, so it is appropriate to acknowledge a few extraordinary people. This year’s STAR Awards offer a constellation of shining lights in our community. Citizen of the Year: Josh Selo, [...]

Propositions and Measures on the November 3, 2020 ballot

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: August 13, 2020 Your Vote Counts! CUPERTINO, CA – At a regular meeting of its board, the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce adopted unanimous positions on Propositions and Measures on the November 3, 2020 ballot.  Proposition 15: Oppose. The stated goals of the proposition cannot overcome the fact that it doesn’t work. Prop 13 needs reform, and education needs support; Prop 15 accomplishes neither. Neither [...]

By |August 19th, 2020|Categories: News|

Preparing for an PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff

The Office of Emergency Management would like us to share the following message with you. Please help us expand the reach to your community audiences to create greater awareness and engagement of emergency preparedness in case of an PSPS event. The COVID-19 pandemic reminds us of the importance of being prepared for the unexpected. As we are in peak wildfire season, it's important to also be aware that a [...]

By |August 3rd, 2020|Categories: News|

Cupertino News July 2020

Cupertino News July 2020 July 14, 2020 The latest updates on Covid-19 closures, filing requirements. Also FREE drive through testing, small business grants, and much more. https://mailchi.mp/cupertino-chamber/cupertino-chamber-of-commerce-newsletter-july

By |July 14th, 2020|Categories: Newsletters|

Governor Announces New Business Closures 7/13/2020

July 13, 2020 at 5:09:52 PM PDT Statement of the Santa Clara County Public Health Department regarding the Governor’s announcement: Today, the Governor took bold statewide action to respond to the rapid and troubling growth of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across California.  Reducing transmission statewide is critical to controlling the pandemic.  According to the State’s website (covid19.ca.gov): Effective immediately, California closes some indoor business operations statewide and additional indoor [...]

By |July 13th, 2020|Categories: News|

July 3, 2020 Re-Opening Tool Kit

July 3, 2020 Re-opening Toolkit Simple and Direct: Our team at the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce has recently put together a Re-opening Toolkit for the business community. This toolkit will help cut through the noise. It is an important starting point on our road to recovery. Follow us for resources, information, and support for your business and for Cupertino.

By |July 3rd, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

The new Santa Clara County Health Officer Order, issued July 2, 2020

https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Documents/07-02-20_executive_summary.pdf New Order Issued July 2, 2020:  The Health Officer issued a new Order on July 2, 2020.  The County is submitting an application to the State that, if approved, would allow more businesses to open under the State’s Stay-at-Home Order.  The State calls this a “variance.”  If the State approves the County’s application for a variance before July 13, then the Order issued on July 2 goes into [...]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Categories: News|

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to California Small Businesses

NEWS RELEASE   Disaster Field Operations Center West   Release Date:  June 29, 2020 Contact:  Richard A. Jenkins, (916) 735-1500, Richard.Jenkins@sba.gov Release Number:  CA 16502-01 CA 16507-01 Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs & Instagram SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to California Small Businesses SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small nonfarm businesses in the following counties are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. These [...]

By |June 29th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

June 15, 2020 Updates from SBA San Francisco District Office

June 15th, 2020 Updates from the San Francisco District Office Updates from throughout the region Community Resources San Francisco District Office Contacts Updates from the San Francisco District Office Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Portal re-opens for new applications SBA has reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19. Now that the EIDL and EIDL [...]

By |June 15th, 2020|Categories: Newsletters|

A Statement of Solidarity for George Floyd

From the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce June 3, 2020- The killing of George Floyd and countless other Black people is a tragedy that continues to strike at the heart of American society. These racist acts impact everyone across the nation, and no one as much as our Black community members. We collectively mourn and seek justice with, and for our fellow Americans. Business leaders, community leaders, and residents must [...]

By |June 8th, 2020|Categories: Newsletters|

Santa Clara County to allow outdoor dining and religious services, in-store shopping

New order will take effect Friday, with host of changes By Fiona Kelliher | fkelliher@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: June 1, 2020 at 1:08 p.m. | UPDATED: June 1, 2020 at 3:57 p.m. Santa Clara County will allow outdoor dining, in-store shopping and outdoor religious services starting Friday as part of a new, loosened shelter-in-place order. The new order — which this news organization first reported Monday [...]

By |June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Newsletters|

Santa Clara health officer suggests California is reopening too soon

Santa Clara health officer suggests California is reopening too soon from politico.com By VICTORIA COLLIVER 05/26/2020 11:07 PM EDT OAKLAND — The local public health officer who led the nation’s first regional shelter-in-place order early in the Covid-19 pandemic sounded the alarm Tuesday on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s swift reopening plans, which now allow haircuts and church services. After keeping the state largely in lockdown since March 19, Newsom has [...]

By |May 27th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Updated Order to Shelter in Place Effective May 22, 2020

Last updated: 5/21/2020 8:25 PM Because of the substantial progress our community has achieved in slowing the spread of COVID-19, this updated Shelter-in-Place Order allows certain additional businesses and activities to resume, subject to restrictions to reduce transmission risk. The Order also makes important changes to the Social Distancing Protocol requirements for all operating businesses. This new Order will go into effect at 12:01 am on Friday, May 22, [...]

By |May 26th, 2020|Categories: News|

Cupertino 2020 Independence Day Celebration Canceled

May 7, 2020 The City of Cupertino has canceled its annual Independence Day Celebration due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and extended Stay-at-Home and Shelter-in-Place Orders. “This was a difficult but necessary decision for the health and safety of our community,” Mayor Steven Scharf said. “Our Independence Day Celebration, including the nighttime fireworks show, is one of the most beloved community events the City hosts each year. I look [...]

By |May 26th, 2020|Categories: News|

May 4, 2020 Shelter-in-Place Order

Executive Summary This updated Order continues to restrict most activity to essential functions and needs. But because of progress we have collectively achieved in slowing the spread of the disease and limiting hospitalizations, the Order allows certain additional essential businesses and activities to resume, allows certain low-risk outdoor businesses to being operating again, and authorizes certain additional outdoor activities to take place even though they are not essential. The [...]

By |April 29th, 2020|Categories: News|

Free Child Care for Frontline Healthcare Workers

As a health care worker, you are on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19 — and we know you are in need of care, too. High-quality, safe, and nurturing child care is essential so you can get to work and have the peace-of-mind to focus on your critical job. Cisco and Bright Horizons have partnered with #FirstRespondersFirst to open this special child care hub that can meet the [...]

By |April 21st, 2020|Categories: News|

Business Update from Business Liaison County of Santa Clara Emergency Operations Center

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday, April 15, 2020Date: April 15, 2020 at 8:45:42 AM PDT Dear Community Partners, We write to provide our latest update related to the County’s COVID-19 response efforts. Top of mind for many people is when can our Shelter in Place Order be eased and what criteria need to be met before we move into the next phase of the effort. This was the topic of the [...]

By |April 15th, 2020|Categories: News|

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